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Barracks Life Room

The Barracks Life Room is an interactive discovery area in the Museum's Soldiers & Chiefs exhibition.

The space is designed to tell the stories of the everyday lives of soldiers living in the Barracks in the 1870s, when it was called the Royal Barracks, and when soldiers in the Irish Defence Forces were stationed here in the 1940s during the Emergency/World War II. 

Get close up to reconstructions of soldiers' beds, as they would have been in the 1870s and 1940s, and have a go at spotting the differences! 

Using interactive touchscreen, you can explore a map of the Barracks in the past; find out about the diet and health of soldiers; or learn how to present arms.




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Collins Barracks ,
Benburb St,
Dublin 7,
D07 XKV4

+353 1 677 7444